4 on 4th Local Author Event

If you are an independent author and interested in Bookmarks stocking your book, please click here. 

4 on 4th is a monthly event in the bookstore, co-hosted by Winston-Salem Writers, featuring four local authors.

4 on 4th is held January - April and August - October on the fourth Wednesday of the month. It takes place on the Bookmarks stage, with each author speaking for 15 minutes.We are currently accepting submissions for Fall 2021.

We would love to have you in the audience for our online Spring 4 on 4th events. Registration is free but required. Click here to register for our April 4 on 4th


  • Authors are expected to promote their event to friends, families, colleagues, and general audience. Bookmarks will promote online and in the bookstore.

  • Author must be Triad-based or have a strong tie to the Winston-Salem community.

  • Bookmarks does not stock or hold events for books published by through Amazon (e.g., CreateSpace).

  • Bookmarks will sell your book on consignment at a 40/60 split: 3 copies 1 month in advance, up to 10 additional copies the evening of the evening, and 3 copies for 1 month after the event. 

  • Books should be geared towards an adult audience; although Young Adult books may be considered. 

T O   A P P L Y

Fill out the web form below. We review submissions on a monthly basis and will follow-up individually with authors to request review copies as needed. The 4 on 4th committee meets semi-annually to program the series and will send individual invitations in the summer and winter for the fall and spring series. Please do not send or drop-off unsolicited review copies; these will be donated or destroyed.

Please note that due to the high volume of inquiries that Bookmarks receives, we cannot accept phone calls or drop-ins related to this event. All inquiries and submissions must be made through this website.


4 on 4th is an event for local authors, or authors with local ties. Please explain your ties to the Piedmont Triad, such as residence, family, education, profession, etc.
Please provide a brief summary of your book.